From London to Broadway: Chicago's Marti Pellow May Join Cast at the Ambassador Theatre

News   From London to Broadway: Chicago's Marti Pellow May Join Cast at the Ambassador Theatre Theatrenow reports that Marti Pellow, who co-starred as Billy Flynn in the London production of Chicago last year, is to reprise the role on Broadway beginning March 17.

Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson is currently playing the slick lawyer at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre through March 9. A spokesperson for the New York production said that nothing is finalized, although negotiations are in progress for Pellow's N.Y. arrival. This would mark the Broadway debut for Pellow, who was a member of the Scottish band Wet Wet Wet before starting a solo career. Several stars of the London production of the Kander and Ebb musical have made the trans-Atlantic trip to Broadway, including Ruthie Henshall, Denise Van Outen, Ute Lemper and Caroline O'Connor; the latter is currently starring in the Broadway company as Velma Kelly. The Ambassador Theatre is located at 215 West 49th Street. For ticket information, call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.

The London production continues to run at the Adelphi Theatre, while the film of the musical — directed by Rob Marshall — is currently playing in theatres in both London and the U.S.